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Creamy and Healthy No-Fat Butter “Chicken” Recipe

Nutritional Values

Recipe Type:

Non-Veg

Calories 700

kcal

Total Time 30

min

Ingredients For the "Chicken" Marinade:

450 gms, chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or plant-based yogurt for a dairy-free version)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (swad anusar)
Salt and pepper (swad anusar)

Ingredients For the gravy:

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, blanched and pureed
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon garlic paste
4 cashews (pasted)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt, swad anusar

Description: This recipe puts a healthy twist on the classic butter chicken by eliminating the use of traditional butter and heavy cream. Instead, we’ll use wholesome ingredients to create a rich and flavorful dish without compromising on taste.

Banane Ki Vidhi

  • In a bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients: yogurt, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the chicken opieces to the marinade, making sure each piece is well coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (Patience is the key to tasty food)

            Ek non-stick pan me isey grill karein and keep it aside.

  • In a non-stick pan, dry sauté the chopped onion until translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste to the pan and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, and paprika to the pan. Sauté the spices for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the raw smell disappears and the mixture thickens.
  • Gradually add the cashew paste, stirring well to combine. Let the sauce simmer for 8-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Season the sauce with garam masala and salt, adjusting according to your taste.
  • Add the grilled chicken to the sauce and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse the protein.
  • Serve the no-fat “butter” chicken over cooked brown rice or whole grain naan. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Enjoy your creamy and healthy no-fat butter “chicken”!

Note: This recipe is designed to be lower in fat by avoiding traditional butter and heavy cream. However, keep in mind that some fat is essential for flavor and nutrient absorption. The use of yogurt, cashew paste, and lean protein sources provides a balanced approach to creating a flavorful dish.

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